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The Touring Shooting Stars Film Programme
They are stars in their home countries but rapidly making a name for themselves in Europe. European Film Promotion (EFP) continues working with Europes young, vibrant acting talent as a major means of marketing and promoting European films.
Since 1998, when EFP first presented Shooting Stars during the Berlin International Film Festival, the project has steadily gained recognition throughout Europe.
The goal of Shooting Stars is two-fold: to involve key up-and-coming actresses and actors in the marketing and promotion of European film, and to create an atmosphere which stimulates a significant and vital dialogue between the actors and other members of the industry, including casting directors, agents and directors.
2006 marks the ninth year in which European Film Promotion presents Shooting Stars. Over the years, 168 young actors and actresses have been introduced to the industry on this prestigious world stage in Berlin. The group of Shootings Stars 2006 includes Estonian actress Maarja Jakobson (in BNFF programme with "Fed Up!" and "Empty").
Following up on this success, EFP launched the Touring Shooting Stars Film Programme in Europe in 2002. Using a similar concept and promotional platform like in Berlin, EFP selects partner festivals at which actors and their films are being presented to the local audiences with the aim of attracting additional press coverage for the films. The goal of this initiative is to actively involve the actors in the promotional process and to improve the recognition and the distribution of European films in the region.
The initiative is financially supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
The partner film festivals in 2006 are the International Film Festival in Hamburg, Festival de Cine Sevilla - 100 % Europeo and the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
BNFF will host the following young actors:
Shooting Stars 2006
Gabriella Hámori - Hungary
STOP MOM THERESA! / ÁLLÍTSÁTOK MEG TERÉZANYUT!, 2004
Péter Bergendy (Hungary)
Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson - Iceland
ELEVEN MEN OUT / STRÁKARNIR OKKAR, 2005
Róbert Douglas (Iceland)
Iva Krajnc - Slovenia
LJUBLJANA THE BELOVED / LJUBLJANA JE LJUBLJENA, 2005
Matja Klopcic (Slovenia)
Carlos Leal - France
SNOW WHITE, 2005
Pavel Lika - Czech Republic
SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS / TESTÍ, 2005
Bohdan Sláma (Czech Republic/Germany)
LUNACY / ÍLENÍ, 2005
Jan vankmajer (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
Nuno Lopes - Portugal
Marco Martins (Portugal)
Ruth Negga - Ireland
BREAKFAST ON PLUTO, 2005
Neil Jordan (Ireland/UK)
Jasper Pääkkönen - Finland
PAHA MAA, 2005
Aku Louhimies (Finland)